Post Concussive Syndrome
What is Post Concussive Syndrome?
If you’ve suffered a concussion in the past, there are several ways in which your mind can be affected, including the way your brain interprets visual signals. The experienced professionals of the Neuro Visual Center of New York are well-versed in treating the post-concussive syndrome. This often manifests itself in dizziness and headaches, which are also symptoms of binocular vision dysfunction. Before we conduct a neuro visual examination, we first like to educate patients on their condition. This way, they can better understand them, as well as what’s going on with their vision.
One of the most important things to bear in mind when it comes to a concussion is that the side effects are often complex and far-reaching. In terms of a post-concussive dysfunction, headaches and dizziness can last for weeks, possibly even months. These symptoms (and others) can start anywhere from 7 to 10 days after the initial injury that led to the concussion. They have been known to last for a year, sometimes more. Approximately 30% of patients with post concussive symptoms lasting 3 months or longer have developed a binocular vision dysfunction that can be effectively treated with prismatic lenses.
Something else worth noting about this type of syndrome is that the severity of your initial injury doesn’t determine your level of risk for experiencing disorientation, headaches, and other symptoms. You can have a mild or major concussion and still develop symptoms.
Besides the above mentioned indications, there are several others that might point to a post concussive disorder. Such symptoms include:
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Inability to sleep
- Poor concentration and memory
While Dr. Seth Salley may not be able to help you with each and every one of your symptoms, he can most definitely help you with those related to your misaligned vision. He’s been specially trained in binocular vision dysfunctions and can develop an effective eye strain treatment to address problems with your vision.